I have a weird fascination with cloth dolls from the 1920's. I tend to like the ones that seem sad and crumbly. Most of these images are from the dolls I could never actually own- but loved their look. I know it is quite creepy but I've always liked the idea that these dolls were never meant for children. Boudoir dolls were "adult" dolls and not meant to be played with by small children but rather to be displayed as decoration. There are stories of the dolls as status symbols. They were given as gifts by wealthy suitors to eligible young ladies and then dressed to match the attire of the young ladies when carried as escorts for "protection" on their social engagements. I'm not one of those lonely old ladies who collects them or talks with them over tea- but I do admire them in photos for their mad gypsy style.